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Mufrid, Eta Boötis, 8 Boötis

Proper NamesMuphrid, Mufrid
Bayer DesignationEta Boötis
Flamsteed Number8 Boötis
HR (BSC)5235
Right Ascension13h 54m 41s
Declination+18° 23' 52"
Distance37 light years
11 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +2.7
Absolute: +2.4
Spectral ClassG0IV Yellow Subgiant
Optimum VisibilityMay
NotesMuphrid lies close to Arcturus not only in the skies of Earth, but also in reality: Muphrid and Arcturus lie less than four light years from one another, closer than the Sun and Alpha Centauri. There are indications that Muphrid may be a binary star, with a small red dwarf companion.


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